When avant-garde music store Downtown Music Gallery announced it was leaving its location at 342 Bowery, it posted a sign referring to the Bowery of old (CBGB, in particular): There is, unfortunately, nothing to look at anymore except high-end clothing stores that none of us can afford. So whos now moving into 342 Bowery, right across from Taavo Somer's planned diner? Why, a Subway, of course!
Hey at least $5 Footlongs are affordable, but you have to imagine the owner of Downtown Music walking into McGurks Suicide Hall for a carbolic-acid cocktail upon hearing this news if anything like McGurks still existed. Meanwhile, around the corner, Great Jones Caf is still down owing to a kitchen fire and estimates it will be open during the third week of December.